Wigan Athletic rejoiced at their return to the Championship, but manager Gary Caldwell says that the club need to strengthen in almost every area of the pitch.
League One side, Wigan Athletic defeated Coventry in a slim 1-0 margin but was enough to give the team the three points they required to sit atop the table.
The match played on Saturday gives Wigan Athletic a four point edge over second placed Burton Albion.
Wigan Athletic have garnered 80 points in total from 41 matches in the third tier in the English football league system. Will Grigg scored the only goal of the encounter to ensure Wigan remain winners in five straight matches. The win also extended their unbeaten run to 20 matches.
It was a mixed fortune for Wigan Athletic Football Club in the 2012/2013 season when the club was relegated from the EPL shortly after winning the Football Association Cup.
Managed by Roberto Martinez, the club dazed all football watchers when against all odds went ahead to win the trophy after defeating Manchester City at the final.
Gary Caldwell has reinforced his team by making a double signing as he secured the services of Sam Morsy from Chesterfield and Ryan Colclough who arrived from Crewe Alexandra, both of them were signed for undisclosed fees.
Sam Morsy is a 24 year old English midfielder who used to be the captain of Chesterfield and he decided to pen a 2 and half year long deal with Wigan Athletic meanwhile Ryan Colclough opted to sign a 3 and half year contract with the English League One club.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell says that the club should start doing well in the home matches if their league position is to improve substantially.
After continuous relegations, the club finds itself in League One in the space of a few years. They have targeted a return to the Championship, but it is proving much difficult than expected. The club are 6th in the league table with several points already separating them from the table leaders. It looks like the club will have to settle for a play-off place, which is highly speculative, in order to reach the Championship.
Gary Caldwell wants his boys to continue on the winning ways when they travel to Valley Parade in a couple of days’ time.
If Wigan manages to secure another win there, it would be their third on the trot in a space of one week.
Leicester City have continued where they left off in the league last season, as a 3-2 victory over Birmingham City meant that the team enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season, which they then took into their league form.
Much has been made about their new strength in depth, with new signings slotting seamlessly into place, heightening the chance of players such as Centre-Back Robert Huth moving on, with Wigan one of the favourites to land him.
For the past few weeks, Joey Barton was believed to be making his way of joining West Ham United but despite all of the rumors and speculations involving the veteran midfielder, the player himself confirmed that a deal has not been completed and will not occur.
Joey Barton uploaded a video where he confirmed that the deal was called as the 32 year old player said: "For this moment in time, it's just not meant to be. I really felt I could have offered something to West Ham and you're building a good squad there."
David Perkins has become one of the first signings for Wigan Athletic as they begin their life in the League One for next season.
The midfielder was released by Blackpool after the end of a disappointing Championship season. He was amongst the 17 professionals released by the Seasiders, as they finished bottom of the table. However, Wigan manager Gary Caldwell believes that the experience of the pro will have a huge role to play as the club try to get back into the Championship. The club has completed a full circle after their relegation to League One.
Wigan Athletic parted company with manager Malky Mackay after less than a year in charge, as even the arrival of the former Cardiff City manager failed to improve the club’s fortunes.